Jesus Navas

Manchester City v West Ham: Jesus Navas to miss first leg of Capital One Cup semi-final

The Citizens remain strong favourites to progress to the final

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 31 December 2013

Baines unlikely to make United window switch

Champions League round-up: Roberto Mancini enjoys Wesley Sneijder’s snow celebration

Roberto Mancini has succeeded in taking Galatasaray through to the knockout stages of the Champions League – a feat he never managed with Manchester City.

Though born in London, Tiago Ilori is Portuguese
Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc will be looking to upset England when he lines up for Poland on Tuesday

Artful Artur Boruc dodges clown comparison

Boruc is in outstanding form but rejects talk of being the new Jan Tomaszewski

Stevan Jovetic (left) holds off Steven Gerrard during March’s 1-1 draw in Podgorica

Stevan Jovetic interview: Manchester City striker ready and willing to carry Montenegro hopes against England if Mirko Vucinic is out

The £22m Manchester City striker tells Ian Herbert how important Friday's game is to his small country

Roberto Mancini

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in talks with Galatasaray

The Italian looks set for a return to management with the Turkish giants

Milan's Colombian defender Cristian Zapata celebrates his goal

AC Milan 2 Celtic 0 match report: Sickening for Celtic as Emilio Izaguirre's late deflection sparks misfiring Milan

Milan struck twice late on to beat luckless Celtic in their Champions League Group H opener at San Siro tonight.

Mohamed Sissoko

Reading 'target' Mohamed Sissoko released by PSG

The former Liverpool player has seen his contract terminated by mutual consent

Emiliano Viviano

Transfer news: Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano joins Arsenal on loan for the season

The Italy international joins from Palermo for the season

Jermain Defoe (right) celebrates scoring for Spurs last night

Europa League: Tottenham and Swansea coast into group stage draw

Defoe helps Spurs to 8-0 aggregate triumph and Laudrup's side go through 6-3 in spite of second-leg loss

Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela

Transfer analysis: Fury at Roma as Erik Lamela - 'the heir to Francesco Totti' - nears move to Tottenham

Argentina international expected to complete £30m move to White Hart Lane and - unlike Willian - comes with the guarantee of goals

Pablo Osvaldo in action for Italy

Player analysis: The lowdown on £15m Southampton signing Pablo Osvaldo

Saints broke their record transfer fee for the second time this season after they shelled out £15m for the Italian, but what will he offer fans at St Mary's?

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